Absolutely Amazing Roasted Broccoli And Cranberries
This Dish Is A Complete Winner !
We literally make this for dinner on its own and it completely satisfies the whole family .
Broccoli when roasted takes on a completely different taste and this recipe proves that even the broccoli haters of the world can be converted.
I have also served it to little picky people who ate it like it was candy
1 large broccoli chopped into bite size pieces
1/2 cup dried cranberries
2-3 tbls olive oil
1 tbs balsamic vinegar
4 garlic cloves chopped
1 tsp of rock salt
squeeze of fresh lemon
Place all ingredients in a bowl or bag and mix until coated
Place on baking dish in oven at 400
Bake until florets are tender enough to pierce with a fork and the edges are browning, about 20 – 25 minutes.
What’s New and Beneficial About Broccoli
Broccoli can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming. The fiber-related components in broccoli do a better job of binding together with bile acids in your digestive tract when they’ve been steamed. When this binding process takes place, it’s easier for bile acids to be excreted, and the result is a lowering of your cholesterol levels. Raw broccoli still has cholesterol-lowering ability—just not as much.
Broccoli has a strong, positive impact on our body’s detoxification system, and researchers have recently identified one of the key reasons for this detox benefit. Glucoraphanin, gluconasturtiin, and glucobrassicin are 3 glucosinolate phytonutrients found in a special combination in broccoli. This dynamic trio is able to support all steps in body’s detox process, including activation, neutralization, and elimination of unwanted contaminants. Isothiocyanates (ITCs) are the detox-regulating molecules made from broccoli’s glucosinolates, and they help control the detox process at a genetic level.
Broccoli may help us solve our vitamin D deficiency epidemic. When large supplemental doses of vitamin D are needed to offset deficiency, ample supplies of vitamin K and vitamin A help keep our vitamin D metabolism in balance. Broccoli has an unusually strong combination of both vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene) and vitamin K. For people faced with the need to rebuild vitamin D stores through vitamin D supplements, broccoli may be an ideal food to include in the diet.